: After stumbling in the opener, host Nilgiris bounced back in a strong fashion to score a seven-wicket win over Cuddalore in the TNCA under-16 inter-district cricket for the P.R. Thevar Trophy at the Laidlaw Memorial School grounds here on Thursday.

It was R. Santosh who did the bulk of the damage for Cuddalore at the start. The off-spinner picked five for 66 on his way to restricting the visiting side to 263. Later, M.S. Karthik (112, 69b, 5x6, 17x4) came up with a big knock to steer the side to a comfortable win. Jaison Jaiprakash (43) and Dave Dhruv (40 not out) played their part as well for the team.

Second win for Coimbatore

At the SNR Sons College grounds in Coimbatore, C. Hari Nishanth (127, 134b, 17x4) and M. Abhinav (102, 123b, 14x4) shared a 234-run open wicket stand in Coimbatore's 215-run win over Tiruchi.

The scores:

At Coimbatore:

Coimbatore 319 for three in 50 overs (C. Hari Nishanth 127, M. Abhinav 102) bt Tiruchi 104 in 27.4 overs (M. Tamil Selvan 37, J. Koushik three for 30, S. Dinesh Kumar three for 14).

Tirunelveli 175 in 45 overs (K. Arvind 74 not out, G. David 38, S. Vignesh five for 21) bt Karur 58 in 26.5 overs (T. Muthu Rajaram three for 0).

At Udhagamandalam:

Cuddalore 263 in 39.3 overs (R. Sharan 91, J. Aravindan 68, B. Sathish Srinivasan 30, R. Santosh five for 66) lost to Nilgiris 264 for three in 33 overs (M.S. Karthik 112, Jaison Jaiprakash 43, Dave Dhruv 40 not out, R. Santosh 31).

Dindigul 136 for seven in 40 overs (A. Lakshminarayanan 36, A. Pandi Ganesh 32 not out) lost to Thiruvallur 86 for three in six overs (J. Nawaz Khan 39, P.N. Raghav 33). (Target revised due to rain).

At Hosur:

Salem 164 in 49.3 overs (K. Manoj Kumar 71, R. Sanjay Yadav three for 24, Y. Surya three for 26) lost to Krishnagiri 165 for six in 48.1 overs (R. Aswath Kalyan 67 not out, M. Mani 30).

Vellore 254 for seven in 50 overs (M.N. Madhan Kumar 114 not out, M. Sanjeev 51) bt Villupuram 143 in 40.3 overs (Jaffarulla 52, M.A. Athique Rahaman four for 10).

DCAN selection trial

The District Cricket Association of Namakkal will conduct a selection trial for its under-14 team at the SPB Colony grounds on July 18 at 3 p.m.

The trial for the under-19 and 22 teams will be held at the same venue on July 25 at 4 p.m. Players are requested to bring their age proof certificates.

For details, contact Suresh Venkataraman, DCAN L.C. Chairman, at 97889 73764.

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